The Joint Research Centre for Building Energy Efficiency and Sustainability was established in 2011 by Swire Properties in collaboration with Tsinghua University. It aims to identify, study and test new energy strategies, leveraging on Swire Properties’ projects in Mainland China. The centre has helped develop the Integrated Design and Whole-Process Management (IDM) System, which will enable commercial developers to make informed decisions on energy efficiency during the entire building development process.
In 2015, Swire Properties and Tsinghua University extended their collaboration for a further three years. Under the renewed contract, Swire Properties will offer up to HK$5 million per annum in funding.